Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, August 10th, 2004
According to a study from Jamaica, "Blood lead levels (BLL) for 285 children, 3 to 6 years old, from seven basic schools located in known areas of anthropogenic pollution and in urban and rural areas are reported."
"The samples were obtained by the finger-prick method and analyzed for lead by anodic stripping voltammetry. The majority of the children had blood lead levels below the now accepted limit of 10 mcg/dL-1," wrote S. Bryan and colleagues, "and there was no indication of cases that would represent medical emergencies."
The authors concluded, "The present...
Want to see the full article?
Welcome to NewsRx!
Learn more about a six-week, no-risk free trial of TB and Outbreaks Week